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Isles of Scilly

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Porthcressa
St.Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0JL
info@visitislesofscilly.com
www.visitislesofscilly.com

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Amy Langdon
01720 424036
amylangdon@islandspartnership.co.uk

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Destination

The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall but seem like a world apart. The Islands are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and every inch of the coastline is Heritage Coast.
There are five inhabited Islands in the group - St.Mary's, Tresco, Bryher, St.Agnes & St.Martin's. Experience the deep sense of tradition here, immersing youself in history and myth. Or come to walk, to cycle, to sail or enjoy the heightened creativity of island life through painting, photography or crafts. Lose yourself in the sights and scents of the sub-tropical plants and flowers that give Scilly its distinctive landscape. But above all, the islands give you the space and freedom to do everything, or next to nothing, in a breath-taking location that enjoys the mildest climate in the UK.

What's on Offer

Places to Visit

ST MARY'S- megalithic village, coastal walks, beaches, ancient remains, wildlife walks, museum, bus tours, boat trips, fishing expeditions, pubs & restaurants, galleries & workshops.
TRESCO - famous sub-tropical Abbey Garden, historical remains, maritime museum, beaches, pub & restaurants, boat trips.
ST MARTINS - pub, cafes & hotel, fishing, beaches, boat trips and swimming with seals.
BRYHER - ancient remains, boat trips and boat or kayak hire, beaches, hotel, pub & cafe.
ST AGNES - ancient remains, craft shops, beaches, pub & cafes, boat trips.

Shopping

The Isles of Scilly have many fascinating independent shops, galleries and workshops which can be seen and visited on each island.

Eating Out

Enjoy local seafood and island-reared beef, home-grown vegetables and farmhouse produce, not to mention the islands' own wine and beer. The five islands have completely different landscapes to shape the way each island produces food. You don't only know where your food has come from but you can point to the fisherman or farmer who provided it! With a range of hotels, pubs, beach side restaurants, cafes and farm stalls there's plenty of choice for everyone.

Recreation & Sport

Daily boat trips to each Island are available 7 days a week from each of the Islands. The trips can be direct or circular to explore the uninhabited off-islands and to see seals & wildlife. On St.Mary's you can play golf and tennis or enjoy watersports, cycling, fishing, horse riding, painting and glass making. On Tresco you can play tennis, watersports and cycling. On St.Martin's, tennis, bowls, bread-making, and snorkelling with seals. On Bryher you can play tennis, hire boats & kayaks. On St.Agnes, tennis. And on all the Islands you are welcome to join the inter-island cricket matches. The main summer sport is Gig boat racing and every Friday and Wednesday evening tripper boats are laid on to watch the races.

Accommodation

Total bed spaces: 2619
Hotels: 9
B&B/Guest Houses: 52
Self-catering units: 250
Camp sites: 5

Getting There

Sea

The passenger ferry - Scillonian III - leaves Penzance each day from late March to early November. St Mary's and Tresco are regular stop-off places for cruise liners.

Air

Fixed wing connections are from Exeter, Newquay & Land's End. Flights operate 6 days a week throughout the year with flight times varying between 15 minutes from Land's End and 60 minutes from Exeter.